Alumni Spotlight: Allison Pearlman, M.Eng. 2011
Allison Pearlman received her B.S. in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010 followed by her M.Eng. in biomedical engineering from Cornell in 2011. While at Cornell, she was a TA and worked with her design team to develop an adapter to improve Transonic Systems’ ultrasonic flow probe functionality with robotic surgical systems.
After graduation, Pearlman landed her dream job working as an R&D Engineer at Boston Scientific in Marlborough, MA in the Endoscopy Division. She started as an Engineer I supporting a line extension to the biliary metal stent, developing test methods and the design verification strategy. She then moved on to become the Technical Lead responsible for the biliary metal stent.
In 2015, Pearlman changed roles to become an R&D Project Manager, leading international cross-functional teams to develop and launch new products. She really enjoys the collaboration required to plan and execute complex programs. In an effort to advance her project management skills, she earned her PMP certification in 2016. She also was issued her first patent for a ligation band dispensing cap in 2016.
Pearlman is passionate about patient care and delivering innovative solutions to the medical community. Her reward is the satisfaction received knowing that the products she works on improve the lives of patients around the globe.
Tan's Ph.D. research led to breakthroughs in nanofabricated single molecule/single cell chips for new biomedical applications such as cancer studies. Her solid foundation in interdisciplinary thinking from a world-class education well positioned Tan to take on key leadership roles in industry. Read more about Alumni Spotlight: Christine Tan, Ph.D. 2011